The 30th National Beef Cook Off® is calling on home cooks from across the country to submit your best beef focused recipes for a chance to win $25,000.
From January 15, 2013 through April 15, 2013, submit your best beef recipes online
for a chance to win up to $25,000 in cash and a trip to the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show in Washington D.C.
This year's contest also includes two new sponsorships. The sponsorship with the California Avocado Commission features a pairing of lean beef and fresh, California avocados in easy California cuisine recipes. The sponsorship with the United States Potato Board pairs lean beef and fresh potatoes in easy and healthy international cuisine recipes.
The 2013 Recipe Categories
- Belt-Tightening Beef Recipes – Home cooks will create healthy and affordable beef recipes that are great values to prepare. Recipes should include a maximum of nine ingredients including beef, and flavorful, low-cost ingredients from the fruits or vegetables, grain products and dairy products food groups.
• Semi-Homemade Beef Recipes – Home cooks will demonstrate how easy it is to cook with beef when they combine any fresh beef cut and fresh ingredients with prepackaged food products. Recipes should include a maximum of six ingredients including the beef, and fruits or vegetables, grain products and dairy products food groups, and be prepared and cooked in 30 minutes or less.
• Real-Worldly, Real Simple Beef & Potato Recipes – Home cooks will create original easy-to-make lean beef and fresh potato centered recipes that feature international flavors and maintain a healthy profile. Recipes should include no more than ten commonly available and affordable ingredients including the beef and potatoes, along with at least one other ingredient from the fruits or vegetables, grain products or dairy products food groups. Recipes should be prepared in no more than 15 minutes and cooked in 30 minutes.
• Craveable Fresh Beef and Fresh California Avocado Recipes – Home cooks will produce easy recipes using all fresh ingredients, featuring one of the lean beef cuts and at least one fresh California avocado. Recipes should include no more than eight ingredients, including the beef and avocado, along with at least one other ingredient from the fruits or vegetables, grain products or dairy products food groups, and be prepared and cooked in 30 minutes or less.
To view and/or download the complete 2013 National Beef Cook-Off contest rules, please click the link above. The contest is open to home cooks who are legal United States residents, residing in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older as of January 15, 2013.